What exactly is meant by due regard being had to?

I can’t understand the use of being had in such sentences.

I mean only that due regard to can be used instead of it.

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    It means it was probably written by a lawyer; why use "considering" when you can use 5 words that almost but not quite mean the same thing 😀
    – Dale M
    Aug 11 '15 at 12:44
  • Haha..thank Dale..and yes..I was reading a law book. :D Aug 11 '15 at 12:47
  • Where it a chemistry book, the sentence might have read"due regard being had to avoid dropping the sodium in the water". We wouldn't want any explosions, would we? Aug 11 '15 at 13:10
  • Does it mean that we use 'due regard being had to' to show attention, concern or notice?..like in an example- Court can order for winding up of company due regard being had to the interest of the creditors. Aug 11 '15 at 13:29
  • @SaloniAgarwal Yes; unless the rest of the sentence has some odd construction which negates the usual meaning. Aug 11 '15 at 13:46

"due regard being had to" has often been used by the British lawyers who have been decorated with honors. There is nothing wrong with that usage. That is the correct English.

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